Standards

HK Energy Efficiency Registration Scheme for Buildings

HK Energy Efficiency Registration Scheme for Buildings

Governing Organization

Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, Hong Kong

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Auditing / Certification Body

Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, Hong Kong

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies

Memberships

Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered

Buildings

Issues Covered

Biodegradable and Recycling, Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Indoor Air Quality, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

Launched in October 1998 by the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, the Scheme serves to promote the application of the Building Energy Codes (BECs). The set of five codes cover lighting, air conditioning, electrical and lift & escalator installations, which stipulate the minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) of these installations. Adoption of the BECs is at the discretion of the designer. Designers, architects, building developers, property management agencies etc. can submit relevant details of their building for assessment of compliance with the BEC. The Scheme requires the certification of these information by a Registered Professional Engineer (RPE) of relevant discipline under the Engineers Registration Ordinance. A registration certificate will be issued to a building that successfully meets the individual BEC standards. In addition, a registered building can also use the Scheme's "Energy Efficient Building Logo" on related documents to publicize the achievement on energy efficiency. Up to May 2012, 3139 registration certificates were issued to 1411 building venues involving 3294 installations.

Sustainability Issues

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